I have always liked lima beans but have never made a real effort to include them in my diet.
I picked up a pack the other day and was amazed to see that they contain a whopping amount of vitamin C, which is especially important to having elastic skin.
As you lose weight, you will want elastic skin that looks healthy, so eat your lima beans!
They are also quite calorie dense – 216 calories to 1 cup, more than a lot of veggies, so be sure to count that in but give them a try.
They really add substance, for this reason they are also called butter beans, but don't let that offset you from eating them – often.
I love to mix them with peas, a really easy and nutritional powerhouse – just grab some frozen peas, some frozen lima beans and steam.
You can include these with many meals and even build the main course around them.
I especially like them when I am having a meal containing rice.
Here is a lima bean recipe, as well as many other vegan recipes on Eat'n and Veg'n, a blog about healthy vegetarian eating.